The Appleby in Westmorland hotels listed below
are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how
far they are from Appleby in Westmorland. We hope you enjoy your
stay and find your ideal accommodation.
The historic town of Appleby, set
at the heart of the lush Eden Valley, is one of the loveliest
towns in the North of England and was originally the county town
of Westmorland. Appleby has been inhabited for over 1,000 years.
The town was transferred from Scotland to England in 1092, but
continued to suffer attacks from the Scots and was nearly destroyed
in 1388. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting
old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved
Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence.
The castle is a motte and bailey type of the 12th century, the
eastern part was re-built in the mid fifteenth century by Lord
Clifford and later in the seventeenth century, restored by Lady
Anne Clifford. Appleby has a railway station on the Settle-Carlisle
Railway, and is on or near to the Cumbria Cycle Way, the Westmorland
Way, the Pennine Way and the Coast to Coast Walk. The world famous
Appleby Horse Fair, set up by charter in 1685 as a fair for horse
trading, runs for a week every June. Also see Appleby
in Westmorland & Appleby
in Westmorland attractions